Coin The liberation of Europe from fascism. Link-up on the Elbe
|Artist, Sculptor||I. I. Kopytkin|
|Sculptor||A. S. Khazov|
|Period||Bank of Russia (1992-1996)|
|Release date||June 17, 1995|
|Weight||14.35 г .|
|Diameter||33 мм .|
|Thickness||2.3 мм .|
|Series||50 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.|
|Edge||Inscription (two inscriptions "ТРИ РУБЛЯ", separated by two asterisks)|
The advanced part of the American and Soviet armies approached the Elbe river at the end of April 1945 From the American side, it was the 69th Infantry Division, 1st US Army, the Soviet - 58th Infantry Division of the 1st Ukrainian Front. The objective compound of the allied forces was the division of the German troops into northern and southern part in order to facilitate their subsequent destruction.
The main task was the correct identification of the allied forces: in command of both armies rightly feared that the advanced part of the allied forces can take over the Germans and attack them. It was agreed - at the approach to the proposed venue Soviet troops served a red signal rocket, the US military - green rocket. April 25, 1945 American patrol under the command of 1st Lieutenant Albert Kotzebue filing the prearranged signal, crossed the Elbe. On the east bank of the response signal has filed the vanguard under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Gardeeva. The historic meeting took place. On the same day it was made world-famous photograph of Lieutenant Alexander Sivashko shakes hand 2nd Lt. William Robertson United States Army.
May 5, 1945 at 14 o'clock in the village met Libuza Front Commander Konev, commander of the 12th Army Group, General Bradley. Konev, the commander handed Bradley the red flag and the fighting horse. Moved Bradley presented in response car "Willis", the American flag and the machine.
In the center - the image of the dome of the Senate and the Spassky Tower of the Moscow Kremlin building on the right - the mint trademark. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top - "ТРИ РУБЛЯ 1995 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".
A picture of two soldiers - an American and sovetskogo- against the backdrop of the US State and Soviet flags on the inscriptions along the rim separated by two dots: at the top - "ОСВОБОЖДЕНИЕ ЕВРОПЫ ОТ ФАШИЗМА" at the bottom - "ВСТРЕЧА НА ЭЛЬБЕ 25.04.45". On the side surface of the coin - two incised inscriptions "three rubles", separated by two asterisks.